Evlyn Poulsen died at the Beaverton Rehabilitation and Specialty Hospital on Sept. 19, 2008 after a prolonged illness. She was 87.
She was born on June 23, 1921 in Baker City to Fred and Pearl Widman.
She graduated from St. Francis Academy, then went on to nursing school at St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing. After graduation, she worked at St. Elizabeth's Hospital until she married Arne Poulsen in 1945 in the chapel of St. Elizabeth Hospital.
The couple moved to Portland in l953, then to Lake Oswego in l954 where they raised their three daughters.
In l968, she went back to work at Dammasch State Hospital as the evening RN supervisor until her retirement in the mid-l980s.
She was a volunteer at the Red Cross Blood Bank, and enjoyed bowling, dancing and gardening.
She is survived by her daughters Fran Carey of Tigard, Carolyn Robbins of Oregon City and Sally Evertz of Lake Oswego, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Rosary services are planned for today at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 650 A Ave.. On Saturday, Sept. 27, services will be held at St. Francis Cathedral de Sales Church in Baker City.
Paul H. Reiter
A 46-year-old Lake Oswego man died Tuesday night in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 in central Washington.
According to Washington State Patrol reports, Paul H. Reiter was driving northbound when his car crossed the centerline at 9:20 p.m. and collided with a southbound vehicle. Reiter, who reportedly was wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene.
Isaias Munguia-Colazo, 24, Ellensburg, Wash., was taken by ambulance to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was in satisfactory condition Wednesday with arm and leg injuries.
The highway was closed from the time of the crash until nearly 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.